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  • Retina iPad mini Now Available for Purchase


    On Tuesday, Apple officially opened sales for its new second generation iPad Mini with Retina display.

    As of this writing, the device is available both online and in stores.

    Although supplies are said to be intensely limited, Wi-Fi models with 16GB or 32GB of storage are seeing impressive shipping times. New orders placed online are seeing shipping times of 1 to 3 business days.

    The 64GB and 128GB models, however, have a shipping time of 5 to 10 business days.

    It's important to note, per Apple's confirmation, that NONE of the iPad mini with Retina display models are available for in-store pickup.

    As anticipated, pricing starts at $399 for Wi-Fi models and $529 with 4G LTE. The price jumps $100 for each higher-grade model with additional storage capacity.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Retina iPad mini Now Available for Purchase Online started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 19 Comments
    1. bwhitaker3's Avatar
      bwhitaker3 -
      How are they available to buy in stores but not available for in store pickup?
    1. Albut's Avatar
      Albut -
      Apart from the retina display that is insignificant on such a small screen, what is there that makes it worth the upgrade! NOTHING MUCH
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      BOOM. 128gb space gray T-Mobile ORDERED. omg psyched.
    1. CanonX's Avatar
      CanonX -
      Wow almost eight hours late with this news!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Yeah..i'll pass. I bought and sold the first one about 2 months after purchase. Needing a device is one thing. Having a company convince me i need a device is another. If you want it buy it..if not..wait for the next big thing i guess.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      to be fair, you don't really need *any* device. I went the first 30ish years of my life w/o a cell phone.
    1. GenesisDH's Avatar
      GenesisDH -
      Here's my thing:
      The specs between the second gen mini and the iPad Air are the exact same (other than the screen size/ppi), but they differ in price by 100 bucks. WTF?

      Why even look at the Air if the Mini can pretty much offer the same things in a slightly smaller package...
      Apple should have offered more RAM or other items to the Air for more 'bang for your buck'
    1. carlos6438's Avatar
      carlos6438 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CanonX View Post
      Wow almost eight hours late with this news!
      More like just completely wrong without checking their facts then just posting again later like it never happened...lol
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CanonX View Post
      Wow almost eight hours late with this news!
      yeah me too. i just ordered a silver 32gb, but now deciding between the gray lol. i hate being indecisive!
    1. carlos6438's Avatar
      carlos6438 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GenesisDH View Post
      Here's my thing:
      The specs between the second gen mini and the iPad Air are the exact same (other than the screen size/ppi), but they differ in price by 100 bucks. WTF?

      Why even look at the Air if the Mini can pretty much offer the same things in a slightly smaller package...
      Apple should have offered more RAM or other items to the Air for more 'bang for your buck'
      I had the mini and it was just too small, the iPad was just a bit too big to carry everywhere without just feeling like you were carrying around a tablet. The iPad air while slightly smaller is smaller in where it needed to be. I love my Ipad air and got my girl one as we'll and sold her mini. Best choice so far out of all the upgrades over the years.
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlos6438 View Post
      I had the mini and it was just too small, the iPad was just a bit too big to carry everywhere without just feeling like you were carrying around a tablet. The iPad air while slightly smaller is smaller in where it needed to be. I love my Ipad air and got my girl one as we'll and sold her mini. Best choice so far out of all the upgrades over the years.
      i had to go to the apple store to compare both sizes. while i look both the air and mini, i'll have to test out the mini for a bit and see how i like it. i use my ipad mainly for entertainment purposes, so I'm sure it'll fit my needs well. if I decide to go bigger, I can always sell it and get some extra cash and buy the air. either way i win lol
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Albut View Post
      Apart from the retina display that is insignificant on such a small screen, what is there that makes it worth the upgrade! NOTHING MUCH
      I think you're confusing the mini with the space between your ears.

      Be gone, troll!

      Quote Originally Posted by GenesisDH View Post
      Here's my thing:
      The specs between the second gen mini and the iPad Air are the exact same (other than the screen size/ppi), but they differ in price by 100 bucks. WTF?

      Why even look at the Air if the Mini can pretty much offer the same things in a slightly smaller package...
      Apple should have offered more RAM or other items to the Air for more 'bang for your buck'
      Some people like bigger screens? I do, for one.
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by novadam View Post
      to be fair, you don't really need *any* device. I went the first 30ish years of my life w/o a cell phone.
      Ya I bet your can't live without your cell phone now huh?
    1. Jj2345's Avatar
      Jj2345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlos6438 View Post
      I had the mini and it was just too small, the iPad was just a bit too big to carry everywhere without just feeling like you were carrying around a tablet. The iPad air while slightly smaller is smaller in where it needed to be. I love my Ipad air and got my girl one as we'll and sold her mini. Best choice so far out of all the upgrades over the years.
      I agree 100%,the mini is too small I love the size of my air
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Ya I bet your can't live without your cell phone now huh?
      sure I can. I just got a 4G mini w/retina =P
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      Quote Originally Posted by Albut View Post
      Apart from the retina display that is insignificant on such a small screen, what is there that makes it worth the upgrade! NOTHING MUCH
      Read this: http://modmyi.com/content/12786-new-ipad-mini-retina-display-about-5x-faster-than-original-ipad-mini.html

      And WEEP!
    1. buttrr76's Avatar
      buttrr76 -
      i was able to get one today. i got for in store pickup.. i called my local apple store and the rep told me that they are selling them online for in store pickup with no walk ins. I asked what time to check availability and she said try sometime after 1pm. sure enough. i checked at 115 and i was able to order on my iphone. on my way to pick it up now after work! screw waiting for shipment i got mine today!!
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Albut View Post
      Apart from the retina display that is insignificant on such a small screen, what is there that makes it worth the upgrade! NOTHING MUCH
      If a retina display is insignificant on small screens, then why use them on phones???
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by bwhitaker3 View Post
      How are they available to buy in stores but not available for in store pickup?
      It was the same for the iPhone(s). You could get one if you physically went to the store but you couldn't order one online and pick it up later.